The virus has killed more than 300,000 people in Brazil, its spread aided by a highly contagious variant, political infighting and distrust of science.
Vaccine development exceeded everyone’s expectations. But the next few months will still bring many sick people — and doctors have woefully few drugs with which to treat them.
From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.
They have crossed the line from free speech to medical practice — or in this case, something akin to malpractice.
The Wisconsin Republican has transformed his Senate panel into a forum for amplifying dubious theories and questionable treatments pushed by President Trump.
The selection of Dr. Jane M. Orient as federal health officials are trying to promote a vaccine to end the coronavirus pandemic prompted harsh criticism from Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York.
There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients. So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?
The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.
An experimental antibody cocktail taken by the president has not yet been proven effective against the illness caused by the coronavirus.
While the drug has not been shown to effectively treat Covid-19, many people on Twitter and Facebook urged President Trump to take it.
Dr. Conley, who was appointed as President Trump’s physician in 2018, specializes in osteopathic medicine.
It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.
Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.
How much freedom should front-line clinicians have in treating Covid-19 patients with unproven drugs? The question opened up a civil war in some hospitals.
The president lamented that his poll numbers were lower than those of his top science advisers. “It can only be my personality,” he said.
Social media companies took down the video within hours. But by then, it had already been viewed tens of millions of times.
Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, is said to have a history of cutting corners and misrepresenting information in pursuit of his ambitions.
A chlorine solution, particularly popular in Bolivia, is just one of several unproven treatments gaining ground in a region desperate for hope.
He is infected and has Covid-19 symptoms, but Brazil’s president still endorses hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment. He projects optimism amid a pandemic that kills over 1,000 Brazilians a day.
Despite a history of success in public health crises, the country has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
The National Institutes of Health decided to stop one trial because the drug was unlikely to benefit patients, and another because not enough people enrolled.
Before the F.D.A. withdrew its waiver to stockpile the drugs as coronavirus treatments, the Trump administration had embarked on a headlong effort to import tens of millions of doses.
Two major study retractions in one month have left researchers wondering if the peer review process is broken.
President Jair Bolsonaro hailed hydroxychloroquine as a godsend while he railed against quarantine measures and other best practices, undermining the country’s coronavirus response.
In a desperate search for a boost, he could release a coronavirus vaccine that has not been shown to be safe and effective as an October surprise.
The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records.
The president has hailed the drug as a cure for Covid-19, but his own health officials have questioned its effectiveness and safety. His doctor’s comments were part of a summary of the president’s health.
Medical records from a little-known company were used in two studies published in major journals. The New England Journal of Medicine has asked to see the data.
The two countries are studying whether the drug is safe and effective for the prevention and early treatment of Covid-19. And protests in the United States have sparked fears of spreading the virus.
Experts demanded verification of data and methods used in a study of drugs to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs might have increased deaths.
Experts are demanding verification of data and methods used in a study of malaria drugs used to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs may have increased deaths.
Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?
The president falsely described scientific research around the malaria drug, falsely denied the existence of a federal warning against it and argued, with no evidence, that large numbers of health care workers were taking it.
They were all nightmare celebrity patients.
For two days running, Neil Cavuto has warned that a drug taken by President Trump, hydroxychloroquine, carries risks. Some of his colleagues disagree.
The political fights around a malaria drug that President Trump says he takes daily have impeded studies into whether it works to prevent coronavirus infection or treat Covid-19 early.
Laura Ingraham backed President Trump after he said he was taking hydroxychloroquine, but Neil Cavuto warned viewers about the risks.
The evolving story of this drug represents one failure after another among government officials, physicians and the media.
Readers criticize the president’s announcement that he is taking a drug viewed as ineffective and risky.
His announcement drew immediate criticism from a range of medical experts, who warned not just of the dangers it posed for the president’s health but also of the example it set.
Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted to fight Covid-19 despite warnings from the F.D.A. that it can cause heart problems.
Teva, the world’s largest maker of generic drugs, recently pulled out of settlement talks with the Justice Department.
Dr. Rick Bright testified that he made early appeals that the Trump administration prepare for the coronavirus. President Trump and his health secretary snapped back.
The man behind Trump’s favorite unproven treatment has made a great career assailing orthodoxy. His claim of a 100 percent cure rate shocked scientists around the world.
The president has served up a series of false and misleading statements as he seeks to counter uncomfortable facts about the spread of Covid-19 and questions about his push to reopen the economy.
Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging the world to fight the epidemic using a Japanese-made medication, though there is little evidence that it works.
The president’s Covid-19 response has extended the administration’s longstanding practice of undermining scientific expertise for political purposes.
Prescriptions for two antimalarial medications, heralded as a potential cure for the coronavirus, increased by more than 46 times on the day of a presidential TV appearance.
A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic.